Defiant Joe Dunne is “absolutely confident” he can revive Colchester United’s ailing season.

And the U’s boss has challenged his struggling side to be “coupon-busters” at in-form Bournemouth tomorrow.

The U’s are rated by some bookmakers at 6/1 to win this weekend.

Nevertheless, Dunne believes his U’s side are capable of upsetting the odds.

He said: “Bournemouth must be rubbing their hands about tomorrow, looking at the form table.

“But it could be a coupon buster this weekend because no-one will have us down to win, that’s for sure.

“They’ll be a big X next to Bournemouth on the coupon but we’ve got to go there and upset a few people."

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